Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Walking Into Work

For the past few weeks I've been posting photos from my walk into work on Twitter and Facebook, so in case you haven't seen them here they are. They're not great photos, but I definitely enjoyed doing each day. It's been interesting to take a closer look at all the things I pass by on a daily basis.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

New York Times Sketch

Why Blame the Teachers? "In public debate and private conversations, teachers have come under increasing criticism for being ineffective and overpaid. Yet not long ago, education reform efforts sought to elevate the prestige and pay of teachers as a key to improving achievement in the classrooms."

House Find #17: Pratt & Whitney small tools box

Saturday, March 5, 2011

House Find #16: Country Club cheese box

Illustration Friday: Warning

Thinking about this week's word reminded me of a time I was pulled over for speeding. I was headed up to Idaho to visit some friends, at the time I was going to BYU, and I had drunk a considerable amount of root beer, and I had to pee so I was going a little fast. I was pulled over and I told the officer my situation, I was 100 yards from the exit I was going to take. He told me, in his very stern policeman voice, that it wouldn't matter how bad I had to pee if I was dead because I was going so fast. So, to this day I think of that. A whole lot of things don't matter if you're dead.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

We all go through this

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through." —Ira Glass


I usually don't post much of the written word, however I thought this was great. Exactly what I needed to hear; "You've just gotta fight your way through."

(via bigredrobot)